Hotels in Mexico City
Mexico City is divided into 16 boroughs which are divided into hundreds of small neighborhoods or Colonias. Each of these colonias have a mood and personality all its own. The Historic Center is the oldest part of Mexico City. There are many other popular neighborhoods: Condesa is known for its Art Deco architecture, Colonia Roma is an artist hot spot, and Zona Rosa is the center of Korean-Mexican life in the capital city.
As you plan your journey to Mexico City, learn more about the neighborhoods and hotels in Mexico City. Check out our guide to the best neighborhoods, and pick from the best hotels in Mexico City.
CONDESA and ROMA
Condesa and its neighbor Colonia Roma were named “Barrio Mágico Turístico” or “Magic Neighborhood for Tourists” in 2011. The name suits these stellar sisters— both neighborhoods are indeed magical. Condesa is stacked with upscale boutiques, winding streets, and a famous nightlife scene. Roma has become a hotbed for artists, writers, and hipsters. This Bohemian area has plenty of restaurants, art galleries, and cafes. You can find some of the hippest boutique hotels in Mexico City here.
Hotel Villa Condesa
Located one kilometer from Chapultepec Castle, this beautiful boutique hotel offers free bicycle rentals for guests. Cruise around the beautiful Condesa neighborhood on two wheels, or easily walk to nearby restaurants.
This neighborhood has long been home to wealthy residents of Mexico City. Today, Juárez is shaking its strictly residential roots and welcoming hip upgrades, such as bars, restaurants, and boutiques. This newly cool ‘hood is nabbing some attention from its neighbor, Colonia Roma. You can find some of the best hotels in Mexico City here.
Galeria Plaza Reforma
Located a short 6-minute walk from the metro station and a 2.1 km-walk from Museo Nacional de Antropología , the Galeria Plaza Reforma boasts an amazing location. This hotel’s on-site amenities include a restaurant, bar, and exercise room. Beat the heat at the rooftop pool where you can also take in spectacular views of the city.
Polanco is famous for its cultural diversity and ultra wealthy residents. Celebrities, politicians, and Mexico City’s richest call Polanco home. It’s no surprise that this ritzy ‘hood is called the Beverly Hills of Mexico City. In addition to high-end restaurants and sleek shopping malls, you’ll find the fanciest hotels in Mexico City here. You can pick from any of the major international hotel chains, including InterContinental, JW Marriott, W hotel, and Hyatt Regency.
Hyatt Regency Mexico City
This sophisticated hotel is a 7-minute walk from Bosque de Chapultepec city park and 2.1 km from the Antara Fashion Hall shopping mall. Beautifully decorated rooms offer refuge from the hectic city. Enjoy a meal at either the Latin American and Japanese restaurants, or grab a pastry at the bakery.
Just west of the historic center of Mexico City, Colonia Cuauhtémoc is a mostly residential neighborhood. Home to the British Embassy, the U.S. Embassy, and the Mexican Stock Exchange, this ‘hood has purposefully tried to limit commercial development. Along Paseo Reforma you’ll find some upscale restaurants, and a wonderful array of coffee shops and finger-licking-good tacos. The taco options alone is reason enough to look here for the best hotels in Mexico City.
Sheraton Mexico City Maria Isabel Hotel
A short 2-minute walk from the Angel of Independence, the Sheraton offers amazing city views and, if you’re feeling fancy, butler service in its private lounge. There are 3 restaurants and 2 bars on-site, in addition to an outdoor pool, two tennis courts, and a beauty salon.
San Rafael was one of the first official colonia in Mexico City. You can see still the French-influenced mansions that early residents built. Rich locals began leaving the area in the mid-1900s leaving many mansion to fall into ruin. Today, San Rafael is a refuge for hipsters and artists. This ‘hood is perfect for an afternoon stroll. Discover restaurants, art galleries, and theaters. San Rafael is a perfect colonia to find the best hotels in Mexico City.
El Patio 77, boutique Bed and Breakfast
El Patio 77 is an eco-friendly bed and breakfast in Mexico City. This 19th century mansion was renovated in 2009 and houses eight breathtaking suites. Enjoy breakfast each morning in one of two peaceful courtyards. The bed and breakfast is conveniently located in the vibrant San Rafael neighborhood, and is one of the most sustainable hotels in Mexico City.
The tourist-magnet Zócalo is at the center of El Centro. The zocalo is a vast plaza— and one of the world’s largest city squares— at the center of Mexico City. The conquistadors built the cathedral, now the focal point of the zocalo, on the ruins of the Templo Mayor. Travelers can spend an afternoon here admiring beautiful architecture or wandering through museums and historic buildings. And if you’re looking for souvenirs, a chaotic crowd of vendors can be found outside the Metropolitan Cathedral of Mexico City. This ‘hood is the perfect place to find Mexican cuisine, history, and some of the finest hotels in Mexico City.
Gran Hotel Ciudad de México
Bordering the massive Zócalo square, this grand hotel evokes the history and beauty of Mexico City. An ornate Tiffany stained glass ceiling welcomes guests to the lobby. Suites boast four-poster beds and amazing view of Zócalo square. Guests and visitors can enjoy an on-site restaurant that overlooks the square. The Gran Hotel Ciudad de Mexico is one of the most historic hotels in Mexico City.
Zona Rosa was once one of Mexico City’s most exclusive residential neighborhoods. This ‘hood is now home to a large community of Korean immigrants, pulsing nightlife, and Mexico City’s gay community. Many of the streets here are pedestrian-only, perfect for strolling. There is a wide selection of restaurants and some of the best moderately priced hotels in Mexico City.
Hotel Geneve Ciudad de México
Built in 1902, this upscale, European-style hotel features hand-carved wooden furniture and plush suites. Located a short 2.3 km walk from Chapultepec Castle museum, this hotel offers breakfast and free parking. Grab a seat on the veranda at the on-site restaurant, or sip a cocktail at the 1960s London-inspired bar.
This funky neighborhood is named for the coyotes that once roamed here. Today, Coyoacán has swapped coyotes for busy churches, markets, and hippies. Explore the plazas of Coyoacán: Find Frida Kahlo’s Blue House, Jarocho coffee, and El Parnaso, one of the oldest bookstores and cultural hangouts of this neighborhood. A fun hippie market takes place here on Sundays.
Maria Del Alma Guest House
There are few hotels located in Coyoacán, so the Maria Del Alma Guest House is one of your few options. This guest house is close to a metro stop and less than 10 minutes from the Mexico City center. There are only five rooms, each featuring a balcony. The most unique part of this guest house is that staff offer special courses to guests. Learn to cook Mexican dishes or take a tarot card reading class! This is one of the most unique hotels in Mexico City.
Tepito is essentially a massive outdoor market. This gritty neighborhood is known as the “Barrio Bravo” or fierce neighborhood. Despite its sketchy reputation, Tepito is home to many artists and local literary journals. You can also stumble upon some of the best food in Mexico City here.
Hotel Samil Plaza
This simple hotel offers down-to-earth rooms with free Wi-Fi. You need to upgrade your room to get access to air conditioning. Located 2.7 km from Zócalo square, Hotel Samil Plaza boasts a fine location and a laid-back on-site restaurant. This is one of the best no-frills hotels in Mexico City.
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